Bird Watching Safari In Kenya

Daily Tour 9 Day
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Bogoria, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru National Park, Samburu National Reserve Kenya, Lake Baringo, Aberdares National Park, Kenya, Africa

Bird Watching Safari In Kenya

Bird Watching Safari to Savannah grasslands, Rift Valley fresh and saltwater lakes. Highlands and Northern Kenya birds.


Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara National Reserve (LD) 

Leave Nairobi for Maasai Mara game reserve, Lunch at Keekorok lodge. After Lunch, spend the afternoon searching for bird life which is as profuse as it’s mammal fauna this includes red winged scholars Turaco, Orange – buff pel’s fishing owl and flocks of wary crested guinea fowl and return to your lodge at sunset. Dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge

Day 2: Maasai Mara National Reserve Full Day Birding (FB)

Full day bird watching where on the open plains there is a variety of bustards including the large Jacksons bustard. The latter during nuptial display soars high in the air then with rigid wings descends slowly to earth like a prickled balloon. Ground hornbills are ones of the most spectacled birds of the open plains & more easily seen in the Mara than elsewhere in Kenya. Birds of prey are abundant and no less than 53 different species have so far been discovered. Secretary birds are a common sight as they stalk sedately over the grasslands, and in the sky, there are always vultures and the effortless flier the Bateleur Eagle. All meals and overnight at Keekorok Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Lake Naivasha (FB)

After breakfast, leave for lake Naivasha which is a birdwatcher’s paradise, water birds exist in great variety and abundance. Fish eagles & ospreys are residents. Herons &egrets, lily – trorlters purple gallinishes, red knobbed coots &black cracks are common African marsh harrlers and the three migrant harriers are often seen sailing just above the reed bed’s hunting the little hyperolis tree frogs which form the bulk of the diet. Some 13 km south of lake Naivasha are the towering cliffs of the hell’s gate gorge, with their resident pair of Larmmergeys, several verreaux’s eagles, colonies of Ruppel’s vultures and other notable birds. Dinner and overnight at Naivasha Sawela Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Lake Naivasha -Lake Nakuru National Park (FB)

After breakfast, explore the rich bird filled gardens or an optional boat ride to the crescent island, then proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch. It is the world’s famous haunt of flamingos. The landscape is picturesque areas of the sedge, marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs, and outcrops, stretches of yellow backed acacia woodland and on the eastern perimeter rocky hillsides covered with forest of grotesque looking euphorbia trees all set against a background of hilly broken country. Both lesser and greater flamingos occur abundantly as non-breeding visitors on Lake Nakuru, the former vastly the more the numerous. There is a great variety of other water birds including two interesting ducks, the cape pigeon a lover of blackish waters, and the stiff tailed maccoa duck, blacksmith plover, spurwing plover, crowned plover, kittliz’s plover. Birds of prey includes, lanner, long crested eagle, augur buzzard, red-chested cuckoo, lilac breasted roller, grey headed kisher and bronzy and variable sunbirds. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Day trip to Lake Baringo & Lake Bogoria (FB)

After an early breakfast at 7am and with lunch boxes depart for lake Baringo one of the two freshwater lakes along the Great Rift Valley. Lake Baringo possesses two major ornithological attractions this are goliath herons and verreaux’s eagle the rare brisle starling and hemrich’s hornbill. Birds generally are abundant in the acacia woodland, which include curly crested helmet shrikes, silverbird, grey silver-headed silverbell, gray-headed bush shrike, northern masked weaver, and west Nile red bishop. A boat ride in the lake gives you a chance to see more birds and fish eagles hunting. In the early afternoon depart for Lake Bogoria which is a reign of great scenic beauty to the east steep hills descend abruptly to lakeshore, whilst along the western shores, which are filter a series of spectacular hot spring. It has an abundance of large concentration of lesser and greater flamingos which often frequent the lake, black necked grebe, fish eagle- spur winged plover, black winged stut to mention a few. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bogoria Spa Resort

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Lake Bogoria -Aberdares National Park(BLD)

Have breakfast and leave for Aberdares via Thompson falls to arrive at Aberdare Country Club (the base Ark Lodge) in time for lunch. The Ark Lodge is situated in a salient of the Aberdare national park. Game viewing from your room’s balcony where a swampy glade, waterhole and saltlick is the most likely place in Kenya from which to see bongo these large and handsome forest antelopes being frequent visitors. Dinner and overnight at Ark Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Aberdare – Samburu Game Reserve(BLD)

After breakfast leave for Samburu to arrive in time for lunch. Bird life is sparklingly numerous and colourful. There is no difficulty in seeing well over a hundred species of birds in a single day. Perhaps the most impressive sight is the immense flocks of helmeted and vulturine guineafowls which make their way each afternoon to the riverbank to drink, the latter resplent with white-streaked neck and brilliant blue underparts. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Samburu Game Reserve Full Day (BLD)

Pre breakfast, birdwatching and game drive is done full day with view of the Masai ostrich, buffalo springs, in the reserve of that name is the drinking place in the dry season for literally thousands of sand grouse and doves in addition to a galaxy of smaller birds the tiny pygmy falcon is common, the males blue grey and white the females with mahogany brown mantle. At a distance when perched, high in some acacia tree they distinctively resemble shrikes. the giant amongst eagles the martial eagles is often seen usually perched high on some vantage point alert for dikdik or guinea fowl. All meals and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Samburu Game Reserve – Nairobi (B)

After breakfast, have a game drive en-route to Nairobi to arrive in the late afternoon where the safari ends. End of our services.

Price Includes

-All park entrance fees
-Accommodation at all lodges and tented camps on full board.
-1 liter per person per day bottled water for use during the safari
-Services of an English speaking experienced driver/guide
-Transport in a 4 x 4 Safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for easier game viewing and photography. Exclusive use of safari vehicle throughout the duration of the trip
– Meals as in itinerary
– Birding guide
– All government taxes and levies
– Flying doctors air ambulance evacuation in case of a life-threatening accident or injury
– Safari accessories (First Aid kit, cool box and fire extinguisher) Emergency number 24 hours. All safari vehicles are equipped with RF radio.

Price Excludes

– Driver tips
– Balloon safari
– Masai village visit
– Expenses of personal nature such as visas etc
– Any other expenses not noted above